All About Agoutis

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Species DescriptionAgoutis are rodents in the genus Dasyprocta, which consists of 12 known species found throughout Central and South America. … Read More

Freshwater Species of the Amazon

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In addition to harboring high levels of terrestrial biodiversity, the Amazon basin also contains the largest share of freshwater species in … Read More

Medicinal Secrets of the Amazon Rainforest

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Photo by Rachael Running, 2009. Photo by Rachael Running, 2010 Here in Detroit, spring is on the horizon. Green leaves … Read More

Amazon Night Sky

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A streetlight flickers on and off by my window at varying intervals, dimming out slowly with an orange glow. Having … Read More

Peru creates ‘Yellowstone of the Amazon’: 3.3M acre reserve home to uncontacted tribes, endangered wildlife

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Story by Rhett A. Butler originally published November 7, 2015 on Mongabay.com    After more than a decade of discussion and … Read More

Cloud Forests

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Painting by Julia Loman Cloud forests: how magical they sound! I picture tall trees swirling with clouds, or perhaps trees … Read More

Biodiversity in the Amazon: Madre de Dios

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Photos by Dano Grayson   Painting by Julia Loman 2015 [1] Mora C. et al. (2011) How Many Species Are … Read More

Incredible Wildlife Footage from the Peruvian Amazon

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Of the Earth’s 10 million species of plants and animals, almost one-third call the Amazon rainforest home. A single tree … Read More

Beautiful Butterflies of Wayqecha

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Sitting high in the Andean cloud forests, the Wayqecha Biological Research Station is located in the Kcosñipata Valley of southeastern … Read More

Ecuador’s Jaguars Threatened by Oil Drilling

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To get a sense of what is at stake in Yasuni National Park if plans to drill continue, Diego Mosquera of the Tiputini Biodiverity Station observed jaguar populations over a seven year period between 2005 and 2012, concluding that the area is extremely rare in terms of jaguar densities.

Animal Symphony at Yasuni National Park

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Over the past two years, the video camera trap program at Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorean Amazon has managed to capture amazing footage of animals rarely seen by humans.

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